Douglas Berger psychiatrist in Tokyo is a fully bilingual Japanese/English American board-certified psychiatrist and Director of the Tokyo Meguro Counseling Center. Dr. Berger received his M.D. and psychiatry training from New York Medical College, and his Ph.D. from the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine at the Tokyo University School of Medicine.
Brain changes in Mindfulness Based therapy was unblinded with only 16 subjects: https://t.co/CC4HlhldEi. If you look at many brain sections you may find something by chance, you need to half your p value for each section looked at, not done here. Us: https://t.co/kbQF1wSzGN
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Antidepressants show efficacy under double blind vs blind placebo because blinding filters out hope and expectation. Neither randomization nor blind assessment can make up for the loss of control from no-blind, no placebo conditions. Us: https://t.co/tReJReVhnP
Blind placebo pills give 30% improvement in depression. In depression drug trials, “non-inferiority” is very easily obtained as everyone responds to the placebo effect. Superiority studies have a higher statistical hurdle than non-inferiority studies. Us: https://t.co/CcbDgs5z45.
Medication vs psychotherapy isn't valid in a clinical trial because you can't double blind all the arms. Its uncontrolled clinical data, endpoints are subjective, and medications require double blinding or blind placebo: https://t.co/WLIjKdXqXL.
Douglas Berger Tokyo psychiatrist: Brain changes in Mindfulness Based therapy https://t.co/zpuzl9UBif
Douglas Berger Tokyo psychiatrist: Many therapy studies call themselves, “single-blind” https://t.co/uKasdYEwnY
Many therapy studies call themselves, “single-blind”, however, this when the subject is blind, not when assessors are blind. “Single-blind” is misleading the reader that there is some control of bias when there is not. Us: https://t.co/sooQBqR2nb.
Douglas Berger Tokyo psychiatrist: Antidepressants show efficacy under double blind https://t.co/mgUktrrS97
Blind ratings in a psychotherapy study are mistakenly called “single-blind”. Ratings in a clinical trial only record reports from the subject and treater system. Any bias in subjects can add up with a large N to obtain erroneous "efficacy". Us: https://t.co/HAmnqhjQXK .
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"Cardiac syndrome X" is angina without clogged arties: https://t.co/50ZTNfCT7P. Usually in women, microvascular disease is behind the ventricles not filling properly, causing heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Us: https://t.co/Fy4b1Rw61Q
Babies’ first solid food found to have at least one dangerous heavy metal in every product: https://t.co/Fe4hsdOsfQ. 15/50 products contained enough to pose health risks. Us: https://t.co/gR24sehgqG
Various actions can change the function of the brain. Brain changes are not necessarily indicative of an effect of a specific psychotherapy; visual-motor training or meditation may also make brain changes (if we assume unblinded studies are valid). Us: https://t.co/dxTjUotW9q